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11 Days – Imperial cities and Sahara desert tour

11 days tour from Fes to the Sahara desert and imperial cities, you will enjoy a rich history, culture and discover the Atlantic coast.

Day 1: Arrival in Fes

Arrival at the airport, transfer to the Hotel/Riad.

Day 2: Full day to explore Fes with a local guide

Exploring day with a local guide, exploring the attractions of Fez one of the Imperial cities in Morocco. The tour starts from the Royal Palace gate, you will have the opportunity, to visit the ceramics cooperative to see traditional Moroccan crafts; and takes you through the narrow streets of the Medina, to the Jewish Quarter and the Tanneries. This tour highlights all the sites with cultural and historical interest, including the famous Al karaouine Universit, in the afternoon, we will take you to admire the panoramic view over the Medina, and visit the new city or the new Fez.

Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Merzouga desert

After breakfast, we will drive to the Sahara desert, Passing through Ifrane and the cedar forests, where the wild monkeys are located. It will be a good opportunity to take photos of the wilderness in Morocco. Lunch in a small Berber village. We continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Midelt, then Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Desert oasis of Tafilalet. And then continue to Merzouga desert, Overnight in the hotel.

Day 4: Erg Chebbi dunes – Nomad families – khamlia – Camel trekking

Full day around the desert, visit Nomad families and Gnaoua village Khamlia. Where we will be entertained with the authentic instruments. After spending a worthwhile moment with Gnaoua, Here you will have a tradition Berber Pizza. Then, you will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Spend the night in a desert camp, with drumming music in the middle of the Sahara desert.

Day 5: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra gorges – Dades valley.

Wake up early morning, to catch the beauty of the sunrise in the desert, After breakfast. Then, departure to Rissani, the desert’s gate of Erg Chebbi, with a bustling Souk little frequented by tourists, A park of donkeys near the market. Then, drive to Tinghir and Todra Gorges. It is the highest and narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the gorge, we’ll drive through the Dades Valley enjoying the rock formations monkey toes. Overnight in Dades valley.

Day 6: Dades valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou kasbah – Marrakech

After having breakfast, departure to Marrakech via Ouarzazate. Stopping for a panoramic view of the Taourirt Kasbah, and the atlas film studios. After that. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. has served as a natural decoration for many movies producers since the 1960s. And stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the Afternoon. We will drive to Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Drop off in Marrakech.

Day 7: Full day to visit Marrakech with a local guide.

Today, you will have an optional private Guided Tour of Marrakech, with an official guide from Marrakech. You will see the famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina and its souks, and explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, the Saadian the Bahia Palace and Majorelle Gardens, night at a Riad in the Medina. Overnight.

Day 8: Marrakech – Essaouira 

 Today we will leave Marrakech towards Essaouira, drive for a 3 hours trip to the port town. You will have an optional visit into a cooperative of Argan oil before you arrive in Essaouira. Upon arrival, you will start a walking tour in the traditional port. then, you walk through arches, and Ramparts which belong to the 18th century. The tour also features stop by Dutch cannons, directed towards the sea. You can also roam around the market which displays oak products as the main artefact of the city. Lunch, and then check into the hotel. Free time in the afternoon. 

Day 9: Essaouira – Casablanca

In the morning after breakfast, depart towards Casablanca, we will be able to explore some places in the city as the biggest Mosque Hassan II and the Coastal Seaside “Corniche” before we come back to the hotel for overnight. 

Day 10: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Fes

Today, we start our Morocco tour from Casablanca to the desert, depart for Fes. The road takes us along a beautiful stretch of farmlands. Where olives, grain, vegetables and grapes are grown. Before arriving in Fes you will visit Meknes and Volubilis. It is the sight of the famous Roman ruins, left from the Roman Empire’s most southern outpost. Meknes has the Medersa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace. This leads us into the Henri es-Souani, the horses stable and granaries. Upstairs is a rooftop garden and cafe with a great view of the city. Arrive into Fes, check into the hotel.

Day 11: Fes – Airport

We will drive you back to Fes airport, end of the 11 days from Fes.

 

What’s included:
  • Private Transport: 4×4, Minibus, bus, / air-conditioned vehicles
  • Local guide in Fes and Marrakech
  • Driver/Guide (Multilingual)
  • Car fuel
  • 9 Nights in Hotel or Riad (Dinner & breakfast)
  • 1 Night in a desert camp (Dinner & breakfast)
  • Camel Ride in desert
  • Sandboarding in Dunes
What’s not included:
  • Drinks and Lunches
  • Dinners in Fes and Marrakech
  • Flight Tickets
  • Monuments ticket

 

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For the price and more information, please not hesitate to contact us, and let us know about the number of persons, and the dates of your tour, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  NOTE:

In case you want to modify any of these tours, just be in contact with us beforehand and we will make it happen

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